The water profession has long been known for its slowness to change, with many of our colleagues “justifying” this by extolling the virtue of being “conservative”, because we protect public health. I have always been confused by this connection between “conservatism”, “slow to change”, and public health. In contrast, consider the airline industry. As we know, while there is more inherent risk (because none of us passengers have wings), it is actually one of the safest modes of travel because of the focus on safety.
The role of adaptation in mobile technology innovation for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector
While the growing availability of mobile phones has commanded the attention of the development community, an estimated 844 million people continue to lack access to basic drinking water and 2.3 billion to adequate sanitation. Development has now begun of mobile applications to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene services (mWASH). To understand the barriers to innovation, nine mWASH applications were studied using the Framework for Analyzing a Multi-level Innovation System (FAMIS), a conceptual model....
Innovation and efficiency at the forefront of long-standing partnership
Wiltshire-based Malaby Biogas operates one of the few independent anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, specialising in the diversion of food waste from landfill. Its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste disposal and energy generation solution in one safe, clean and highly-efficient process and the facility has gained a wide-ranging reputation for its innovation and efficient operation. It has been at the cutting edge of plant design and optimisation and Malaby Biogas continually works to...
Methods of Purification by Water Innovations, Inc.
Carbon Filtration is used for several reasons. Its primary purpose is the reduction of chlorine to less than 0.1 ppm. Chorine can damage softener resins, reverse osmosis membranes, and mixed bed deionization resins. Activated carbon will also help control tastes and odors, provide organic and hazardous organic chemical reduction, and some particulate reduction. Activated carbon works through as an adsorption medium. When the carbon has been saturated with contaminants, it will need to be replaced with new...
WDI – Industrial Water Deionizer
The ion exchange system produces (DI) deionized water at a 90% lower cost than service exchange with regeneration of its duplex alternating cation and anion exchange… Learn More At Water Innovations, Inc. we engineer solutions for wastewater treatment, closed loop water recycling and purification. We utilize ion exchange to produce the highest quality water with the lowest waste volume. Our Best-In-Class ion exchange systems utilize Smart Regeneration Control (SRC) delivering precise regeneration...
Innovative renewal strategies for optimized pipeline management
Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money. As this informative Opflow article discusses, by more precisely understanding the condition of buried infrastructure, water utilities can more effectively focus resources to prolong safety and increase reliability. Download the free Opflow article now.